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New laws this session

So far, 18 Government bills have become law during the 44th Parliament.

A bill must be adopted in the same form in both the House of Commons and the Senate before it can receive Royal Assent, the last step in the legislative process that allows a bill to become law.

The following is a list of Government bills and the date each bill received Royal Assent in the 44th Parliament (November 22, 2021 to present).

 

Bill C-5: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (November 17, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Marc Gold

  • This legislation repeals certain mandatory minimum penalties, allows for a greater use of conditional sentences and establishes diversion measures for simple drug possession offences, among other measures.

Bill C-31: Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 2 (Targeted Support for Households) (November 17, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Hassan Yussuff

  • This legislation provides new dental and rental benefits to Canadians in need. It enacts the Dental Benefit Act, which provides an interim, tax-free benefit for children under the age of 12 who do not have access to private dental care. It also enacts the Rental Housing Benefit Act, which provides a one-time payment of $500 to eligible renters. Find out more.

Bill C-30: Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 1 (Targeted Tax Relief) (October 18, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Tony Loffreda

  • This bill provides temporary financial support for low- and modest-income Canadians through a special top-up payment under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Credit that doubles the GST Credit for six months. Find out more.

Bill C-28: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication) (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Marc Gold

  • This bill amends the Criminal Code to provide for criminal liability for violent crimes of general intent committed by a person while in a state of negligent self-induced extreme intoxication. Find out more.

Bill C-19: Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1 (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Lucie Moncion

  • This legislation would implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures. Find out more.

Bill S-10: Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Act (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson

  • This bill advances Indigenous self-government. It enacts a new governance agreement with the Anishinabek Nation and modernizes a historic self-governance agreement with the shíshálh Nation. Find out more.

Bill C-25: Appropriation Act No. 3, 2022-23 (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This legislation grants $115,056,882,851 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

Bill C-24: Appropriation Act No. 2, 2022-23 (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This legislation grants $8,795,403,218 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

Bill C-14: Preserving Provincial Representation in the House of Commons Act (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Dennis Dawson

  • This legislation provides that, when the number of members of the House of Commons and the representation of the provinces in that House are readjusted on the completion of each decennial census, a province will not have fewer members assigned to it than were assigned during the 43rd Parliament. Find out more.

Bill C-8: Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021 (June 9, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Clément Gignac

  • This legislation proposes to implement certain provisions of the economic and fiscal update tabled in Parliament on December 14, 2021 and other measures. Find out more.

Bill C-16, Appropriation Act No. 1, 2022-23 (March 31, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This enactment grants the sum of $75,483,404,546 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

Bill C-15, Appropriation Act No. 5, 2021-22 (March 31, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This enactment grants the sum of $13,209,519,773 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19, (March 4, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Marc Gold

  • This legislation allows Health Canada to purchase up to $2.5 billion worth of rapid tests, and distribute them to provinces, territories and Indigenous communities. Find out more.

Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (Guaranteed Income Supplement) (March 3, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Jane Cordy

  • This legislation supports low-income seniors who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code (December 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Senator Hassan Yussuff

  • This legislation provides paid sick leave to federally regulated employees, and protects healthcare workers and patients from harassment. Find out more.

Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19 (December 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Senator Peter Boehm

  • This legislation provides further support to Canadians during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

Bill C-6, Appropriation Act No. 4, 2021-22 (December 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This legislation grants the sum of $8,749,898,306 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. Find out more.

Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy) (December 8, 2021)

Sponsor: Senator René Cormier

  • This legislation, to ban the harmful and widely discredited practice known as conversion therapy, became the first Government bill to receive Royal Assent during the 44th Parliament. Find out more.

New laws this session